Celebrity was founded in 1989 by the Greece-based Chandris Group, which established the line’s reputation as an upscale big-ship operator. Celebrity was acquired by Royal Caribbean in 1997 and now operates as its sister cruise line.
The company has shown enthusiasm for blending the innovative with the classic, for example decorating with both contemporary and traditional art. They spend Millions to keep older ships feeling modern.
Celebrity Cruises offers an exceptional level of personal service, accommodations that are among the most spacious at sea and a wide variety of activities and amenities. Onboard, you can attend an informative lecture or discover unique gifts in the upscale boutiques. Other features and services include enhanced adult enrichment programs, more interesting shops in the Emporium complex, “welcome aboard” sparkling wine and mimosas, a spa cafe dinner option that’s tops in the industry, wine tastings, a revamped sports deck, extensive golf programs and the innovative Acupuncture at Sea program.
Celebrity Cruises is entering a new era of larger ships and higher capacity. With these larger 2,850-passenger ships, Celebrity aims to change the perception that a cruise line that positions itself in the “premium” market must keep its ships small and cozy. The Solstice-class features have become so popular that Celebrity is adding some of the restaurant, lounge and decor concepts to its Millennium-class ships.